Three former protégés of the Rolex Arts Initiative ended 2017 with an exciting collaborative project in Massachusetts in the United States. Visual artist Mateo López (Colombia), choreographer/dancer Lee Serle (Australia) and theatre director/writer/performer
Maya Zbib (Lebanon), presented their co-creation <em>Listening to Walls Wear Off Their Color</em> during a week of artistic exchange at a residency hosted by MASS MoCA and supported by Jacob’s Pillow Dance – two renowned
artistic and performance centres in Massachusetts.
López was responsible for the visual aspects, Serle the movement and Zbib the text of the piece. The work is philosophical asking questions such as: “Within the constant displacement of people and cultures and global demographic shifts,
how can we create a space for contemplation and reflection?”
Beneficiaries of the Collaboration Fund that financially supports joint projects of former protégés, now to be known as “Fellows”, the three young artists view their creation as a work-in-progress and hope to premiere the piece in New
York City by the end of 2018.